5 Most and Least Blissed-Out States
West Virginia needs to spend a little more time in Hawaii
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2016 5:45 PM CST
A outrigger canoe paddles past Diamond Head mountain in Honolulu.   (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

(Newser) Gallup is out with its annual poll trying to rank that most intangible of factors—a sense of "well-being"—in the US states. To do so, it questioned more than 177,000 people on topics ranging from having a sense of purpose to community to physical and financial health. Your winner? Yes, Hawaii. Generally speaking, the West is the most fulfilled region, claiming eight of the top 10 spots, while the South has seven of the bottom 10, notes the Washington Post. Here are the top and bottom five performers in the State of American Well-Being:

  • Top five (in order): Hawaii, Alaska, Montana, Colorado, and Wyoming.
  • Bottom five: Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
Dig in to more results here.